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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

(UN)CURTAIN OFFICE in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Dekleva Gregoric Architects

 
September 8th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dekleva Gregoric Architects 

The business community today operates dynamically, impulsively and diversely. Office environments must respond to the constant changes in working groups’ organizations, to their production processes and to the needs for personal comfort and technology development.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

  • Architects: Dekleva Gregoric Architects
  • Project: (UN)CURTAIN OFFICE
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Marolt
  • Architectural office: dekleva gregorič architects
  • Project Team: Aljoša Dekleva u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Tina Gregorič u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Lea Kovič u.d.i.a., Vid Zabel stud.arch., Naia Sinde arq.
  • Net Area: 350 m2
  • Project Date: 2013
  • Completion Date: 2014

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The building in which the curtain office is conceived, located in the centre of the city, was built in 1938 as a hybrid of modern and traditional structural principles. Its reinforced concrete pillar structure and load bearing exterior walls evoked the need and ability for huge open fluid space, which the building itself was already able to provide.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

The refurbishment of the empty space started with reinforcement of the existing structure. The pillars had to be wrapped with carbon reinforcement that gave them also new visual identity. The floor had to be considered as a new structural element, as a reinforcement of the existing slab. In this manner the floor was done out of trowelled concrete, that gave the huge empty space uniform character. The character of the space was emphasised also with the trowelled glue ceiling.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

The furniture was designed as a modular system of tables and drawers. The system itself allows the users to change the disposition of the furniture according to their needs and desires. The furniture was made out of three-layered birch wooden panels. The drawers became “hairy“ drawers with its top filled with vegetation and serve as private mini-gardens. Each table has its own mini-garden that separates one table from another.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

(un)curtain office is a working space with no predetermined fixed spatial partitioning. For the organisation of the working environments and spaces a system of curtains was used. That allows for countless scenarios of operation and appearance of the space. In a few seconds a meeting room with a large table for discussion can turn into a dining room with a mini library and a kitchen. In the next moment the separated offices, arranged around the central corridor, can smoothly merge into a common open space, suitable for collective work, a social event or even a pop-up store.

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt

Image Courtesy © dekleva gregoric architects

Image Courtesy © dekleva gregoric architects

Image Courtesy © dekleva gregoric architects

Image Courtesy © dekleva gregoric architects

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